Monday, July 21, 2008

Olympics related things I learned over the weekend

...because everyone loves bullet posts.

  • Germany will be joining Greece and Croatia in the Olympics after triumphing over Puerto Rico, marking the first time Dirk Nowitzki has participated in the event.

  • China lost to Angola in the Stankovic Cup. Epic fail.

  • The Olympics Channel has already started giving 24 hour coverage of the event, right now giving background information on every athlete imaginable.

  • Natalie Coughlin's last name is pronounced "Cog-lin". What the.

  • At the risk of sounding pedophilic, World Champion gymnast, Shawn Johnson, is somewhat cute, as long as you don't judge by competition photos. +1 for being a gymnast, -1 (or +8 depending on your preferences) for being 4'8".

  • Misty May-Treanor is the best dancer on the beach volleyball circuit. Here's a sample of her performances. Um, yeah.

  • You'd have to be a pretty weird person to be considered world-class in the Modern Pentathlon (events: shooting, running, fencing, equestrian show jumping, swimming). Pretty strange collection of skills (unless you are really rich and just happen to be good at running and swimming).